Maxwell Lab receives R01 NIH grant

Joshua Maxwell, PhD and his lab team have been awarded a prestigious, 5 year R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the NIH. This project, "Electrical Stimulation of Human CPCS," will focus on providing mechanisms to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of cardiac stem cells, providing autologous and allogeneic treatment options, and advancing regenerative medicine. Heart failure as a result of congenital heart defects is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and effective treatment options are greatly needed. Cell therapy has provided new avenues of treatment but much work still needs to be done, especially in the pediatric population. Dr. Maxwell serves as Scientific Director of the Animal Physiology core at Emory University.